Police: Noted LI attorney Dominic Barbara arrested

The Nassau district attorney says prominent attorney Dominic Barbara was arrested this morning and charged with harassment, stalking and attempted extortion.

Cops: Noted LI attorney Dominic Barbara arrested

Cops: Noted LI attorney Dominic Barbara arrested (12/4/12)

WOODBURY - The Nassau district attorney says prominent attorney Dominic Barbara was arrested this morning and charged with harassment, stalking and attempted extortion.

Prosecutors say the Garden City attorney threatened to file false police reports against his ex-wife if she did not give him $200,000. 

Barbara is also accused of threatening to release compromising pictures and videos of his ex-wife.

Back in September, Barbara was charged with violating an order of protection by sending text messages to the law firm representing his ex-wife.

If Barbara is convicted of the latest charges, he faces up to a year in prison. 

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